October 22, 2018
FULTON MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
A Fulton man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident that occurred at around 5:20pm Sunday in Callaway County. 36 year old Paul DeMarco was on Route F when his motorcycle crossed the center line, traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned, ejecting him from the motorcycle. He was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.
WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SUNDAY NIGHT CRASH
A woman was seriously injured in a Sunday night crash in Miller County. The patrol says that 44 year old Carolyn Johnson of St. Elizabeth was on 877 Hoecker Road when her vehicle struck a tree causing her to be ejected from it. She was transported by ambulance to Capitol Region Hospital with serious injuries.
DRIVER SERIOUSLY HURT IN LINCOLN COUNTY WRECK
A driver was seriously hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Sunday morning in Lincoln County. 27 year old Brett Rogliardi of Moscow Mills was on Route C when his SUV ran off the right side of the road, struck a driveway culvert, went airborne and overturned before catching on fire and also he was partially ejected from the vehicle. He was transported by Air Evac to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.
WEEKEND REPORT- October 20-21, 2018
FATALITY ACCIDENT IN GASCONADE COUNTY
A woman was killed in an accident that occurred at 1:35pm Saturday in Gasconade County. The patrol says that 55 year old Paula Heidemann of Hermann attempted to make a turn onto MO 100 from a private drive and pulled into the path of a bus driven by 51 year old Jeffrey Mueller of Hermann and the bus struck her car. She was pronounced dead at the scene, while 2 passengers in her car 13 year old Autumn Kibbons and 8 year old Grace Sullivan both from Pacific, MO sustained serious injuries and were taken to area hospitals for treatment, while the bus driver and his 6 passengers were taken to area hospitals for treatment of minor to moderate injuries.
MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN EARLY SATURDAY MORNING CRASH
A Springfield, IL man was seriously injured in an early Saturday morning crash in Jefferson County. 32 year old Bryce Rawers was riding a 2018 Kawasaki Mule on a dirt road west of Hensley Road when the right side struck some brush and overturned onto its left side. He was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Jefferson City with serious injuries.
DRIVER SERIOUSLY HURT IN FRIDAY NIGHT WRECK
A driver was seriously hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Friday night in Jefferson County. 31 year old Justin McCloud of Festus was southbound on I-55 when his Dodge Grand Caravan traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a rock bluff and overturned. He was taken to Mercy Hospital with serious injuries.
October 19, 2018
CULVERT WORK PLANNED FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY ROUTE RB
Weather permitting; October 22-26, MoDOT will close Montgomery County Route RB from the south outer road (Tree Farm Road) to South Turkey Ridge (where state maintenance ends) for culvert work. The work will be completed between 8am and 3pm each day. The road will be reopened each evening. Motorists will need to use alternate routes during these times. This work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed.
MAN HURT IN WARREN COUNTY ACCIDENT
A St. Louis man was hurt in an accident that occurred at 6:20pm Thursday in Warren County. The patrol says that 26 year old John Wehrman was eastbound on I-70 when he attempted to pass a tractor trailer driven by 58 year old Juan Nunez Gonzalez of Lake Elsinore, CA on the right shoulder and the front of his car struck the right side of the tractor trailer and then the car went off the right side of the road and struck the cable barrier. John Wehrman was taken to St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of minor injuries.
DRIVER INJURED IN THURSDAY AFTERNOON WRECK
A driver was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Thursday afternoon in St. Louis County. 59 year old Richard Lutz of Festus was southbound on I-55 when his car traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck the concrete median barrier, returned to the roadway before running off the left side of the road and striking the concrete median wall a second time. He was transported by private auto to Urgent Care for treatment of moderate injuries.
October 18, 2018
MAN HURT IN EARLY THURSDAY MORNING ACCIDENT
A Wright City man was hurt in an accident that occurred after 4am Thursday in St. Charles County. 37 year old Tracy Muse was eastbound on I-64 when his car struck a deer that entered the roadway. He was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of minor injuries.
MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN JEFFERSON COUNTY CRASH
A motorcyclist was injured in a Wednesday morning crash in Jefferson County. The patrol says that 38 year old Robert Moreland of Leslie, MO was riding his motorcycle on Highway 30 when he attempted to avoid traffic and ran off the roadway. He sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN MISSOURI CONTINUES TO EDGE DOWN
Employment in Missouri grew by 3,300 jobs in September, and the state’s unemployment rate edged down another tenth of a point to 3.2 percent, the lowest it’s been since 2000.
Nonfarm payroll employment in Missouri increased by 3,300 jobs in September, on a seasonally adjusted basis. With an upward revision of 1,800 in the August data, nonfarm payrolls have grown by 6,100 jobs since July. In September, employment grew in durable goods manufacturing (+2,200); construction (+1,300); transportation, warehousing, and utilities (+1,200); and accommodation and food services (+1,200). September’s job gains helped push the over-the-year growth figure up to 39,300 for September, an increase of 1.4 percent from year-earlier employment. Over-the-year job growth was noted in most reported industries:
- professional and business services (+11,500)
- health care and social assistance (+9,800)
- durable goods manufacturing (+6,200)
- accommodation and food services (+4,500)
- financial activities (+2,300)
At 3.2 percent, Missouri’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is now 0.4 points lower than it was a year ago and is at its lowest level since January 2000, when the rate was 3.1 percent.
The state’s rate is half a percentage point lower than the comparable U.S. rate and has been lower than the national rate for 41 consecutive months. Missouri’s not-seasonally-adjusted rate for September was 2.6 percent; the comparable U.S. figure was 3.6 percent.
October 17, 2018
COLE COUNTY WRECK INVOLVES PERRY DRIVER
The patrol investigated a two vehicle crash in Cole County at 11:20 Tuesday morning on US 54, approximately 107 feet east of Monticello Road. The patrol said 61 year old Darrell Hall of Perry was westbound and struck another vehicle from behind. That auto was driven by 56 yea old Bruce Burkhart of Versailles. After the initial impact, the Burkhart auto traveled across the medium and eastbound lanes of US 54 and struck three mailboxes and a sign post. Burkhart received moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Capital Region Medical Center for treatment.
MEXICO TEEN HELD WITHOUT BOND IN AUDRAIN COUNTY JAIL ON 27 COUNTS OF SEX CRIMES
Your Source KTVO and KTVO.com reports a Mexico, Missouri teen has been charged with 27 counts of sex crimes. KTVO’s sister station, KHQA, reports court documents state Chandler Douse, 17, of Mexico along with another suspect identified as C.M., assaulted children under the age of 12 years old. An arrest warrant was issued on October 12th for Douse where he is being held with no bond in the Audrain County Jail. The report indicates all 27 charges stem from incidents that occurred between September 2016 and May of this year and include child molestation, sexual abuse, furnishing pornographic material, statutory rape, and incest. The attacks happened while the victims stayed at the homes of Douse at various locations in Mexico. A court date has not yet been set.
NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK
October 22nd – 26th is National School Bus Safety Week and a great opportunity for parents to talk with their children about their responsibilities as a passenger. The Missouri State Highway Patrol recognizes the importance of bus safety and inspects every school bus in the state each year. Eliminating distractions and the ability to hear other traffic is helpful to the bus driver. In 2017, five people were killed and 401 people were injured in 869 traffic crashes involving school buses.
October 16, 2018
MISSOURI REAL ESTATE COMMISSION WARNS OF TIMESHARE SCAM
The Missouri Real Estate Commission warns consumers and real estate brokers to be aware of recent timeshare scams. These scams involve telephone calls from individuals posing as a Missouri real estate salesperson and offering to sell the homeowner’s timeshare in the country of Mexico.
These callers falsely represent themselves by using the actual name, address and real estate license number of a Missouri real estate licensee and encourage the homeowner to contact the Missouri Real Estate Commission (MREC) to verify that information. The caller then informs the owner that if they are interested in selling their timeshare, they have a buyer. Since many timeshare owners want to “get out” of their timeshare, they agree to sell and wire money to the supposed real estate salesperson. The caller may allow a couple of weeks to pass before contacting the owner/seller to inform them they require more money to complete the transaction and close the paperwork on the deal, informing the owner they will then wire the money (proceeds) from the sale of the timeshare to the seller.
If you have been a victim of one of these timeshare scams, please contact the Missouri Real Estate Commission Enforcement Unit at (573) 751-2628, extension #4.
SOCIAL SECURITY ANNOUNCES 2.8 PERCENT BENEFIT INCREASE FOR 2019
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced earlier this month. The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 62 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2019. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2018. (Note: some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits). The Social Security Act ties the annual COLA to the increase in the Consumer Price Index as determined by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
ANNUAL BUCKLE UP PHONE DOWN DAY SET FOR FRIDAY
Governor Mike Parson has proclaimed Oct. 19 BUPD Day in Missouri, and once again the Missouri Department of Transportation is throwing down its challenge for Missourians to buckle up and put their cellphones down. Friday, October 19 is MoDOT’s Second Annual Buckle Up Phone Down Day, a time to stand up, accept the challenge and promote roadway safety. Missouri currently has a “no texting” law for drivers 21 years old and younger. But MoDOT and the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety are challenging all drivers to honor that ban no matter what their age. By buckling up and putting your phone down, you do your part to make Missouri’s roads safer. Over 90 percent of serious crashes are caused by some form of human error. Texting while driving increases the risk of a car crash by 50 percent and as of Sept. 30, 61 percent of 2018 fatalities involved unbuckled drivers or passengers who may have survived if they had been properly restrained. Events to commemorate Buckle Up Phone Down Day and to encourage Missourians to accept the BUPD Challenge have been planned at various locations throughout the state. For more information on what is happening near you, go to www.modot.org/buckleupphonedown.
October 15, 2018
WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SUNDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT
A woman was seriously injured in an accident that occurred after 2pm Sunday in St. Louis County. The patrol says that 46 year old Tori Clark of Ellisville was entering Highway 364 from the northbound ramp of Highway 141 and driving in lane 4 when her car began skidding before striking a truck driven by 36 year old Robert Morrow of O’Fallon. Her car traveled off the south side of the road, hitting the concrete median wall and overturned, ejecting her from the car. She was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.
TEEN HURT IN JEFFERSON COUNTY WRECK
A teenage girl was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Sunday night in Jefferson County. 18 year old Alhana Hargraves of Byrnes Mill, MO was on Hunning Road and traveling too fast for conditions when she failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned. She was taken to SSM Health St. Clare Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
MISSOURI INSURANCE DEPARTMENT OFFERS FREE ASSISTANCE TO SENIORS DURING MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT
The Missouri Department of Insurance is encouraging consumers who are eligible for Medicare to review their plan options and costs during this year's open enrollment. The open enrollment period, which runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, presents Missourians with the opportunity to change their Part D drug coverage or Medicare Advantage plans. To help consumers choose a plan that best meets their needs, the department offers free assistance to Missourians who are eligible for Medicare and their caregivers through the department’s CLAIM program. CLAIM can also help Missourians on a limited income determine whether they qualify for a Low-Income Subsidy and/or Medicare Savings Programs to offset the cost of their prescription drugs.
Missourians can ask questions by phone or arrange one-on-one counseling by calling 1-800-390-3330 or visiting missouriclaim.org. The website also offers a list of free open enrollment events that CLAIM is hosting throughout Missouri.
Consumers with complaints or questions about insurance can contact the department's Insurance Consumer Hotline at 800-726-7390 or visit insurance.mo.gov.
Weekend Report- October 13-14, 2018
FULTON WOMAN INJURED IN CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT
A Fulton woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 7:40am Saturday in Callaway County. The patrol says that 25 year old Andrew Landis of Moberly was on Route WW when his car crossed the center of the roadway and struck a car driven by 26 year old Tara Jones which in turn struck a vehicle driven by 27 year old Mycheal Walker of Fulton and after impact Landis’s car and Walker’s auto came to rest in the roadway while Jones’s car came to rest in the ditch. Tara Jones was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.
MAN INJURED IN SATURDAY MORNING WRECK
A Rolla man was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday morning in Franklin County. 47 year old Todd Giesler was westbound on I-44 when his car traveled off the right side of the road and crossed the North Outer Road and then the left front corner struck a ditch. He sustained moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment.
DRIVER HURT IN FRIDAY NIGHT CRASH
A St. Louis driver was hurt in a Friday night crash in Franklin County. 21 year old Bailey McCoy was eastbound on I-44 in the left lane and driving too fast for conditions when she lost control, causing her truck to run off the left side of the roadway and hit the concrete median twice and then came to rest in the left lane facing south. She was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment of minor injuries.
October 12, 2018
BRIDGE WORK PLANNED FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY ROUTE K
Weather permitting; MoDOT crews will be doing the following bridge work on Montgomery County Route K.
Route K - Oct. 15-18, one lane traffic at Loutre River Bridge, located west of Missouri Route 19, for bridge work. A 10 ft. restriction will be in place while the work is completed between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day.
Route K - Oct. 15-18, one lane traffic at Dry Fork Creek Bridge, located east of Montgomery County Route HH, for bridge work. A 10 ft. restriction will be in place while the work is completed between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day.
MO’S LT. GOV. TO VISIT SEVERAL COMMUNITIES DURING BUY MISSOURI WEEK
Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe will be visiting Boone, Marian, Lewis, Adair, Caldwell, Johnson, Pettis, St. Louis and Cape Girardeau counties during the first annual Buy Missouri Week, starting Saturday. Kehoe said “I look forward to traveling throughout the state to highlight Missouri businesses and Missouri-made products. Purchasing from Missouri manufacturers supports our state’s economy, but more importantly, it supports our friends and neighbors who work at these companies. Given the large variety of products made within our borders, and given the desire of many to support their local economy, I look forward to Buy Missouri Week raising awareness of Missouri-made products and motivating many to Buy Missouri both next week and well into the future.”To stay updated throughout Buy Missouri Week, follow Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe and Buy Missouri on social media and visit buymissouri.net for more information.
ROUTE V IN HOWARD COUNTY TO CLOSE FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT
The replacement of a culvert pipe along a Howard County Road by Missouri Department of Transportation crews will result in the closure of that road on Tuesday, October 16. The Missouri Department of Transportation reports Route V will close between County Road 257 and Snoddy Street in Armstrong from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Motorists will need to use alternate routes during this closure and this work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map.
MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT NEWS
On Wednesday, October 10 at approximately 11:37PM, the Audrain Ambulance District and Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 700 block of E Jackson in reference to a man who had been burned. Responding personnel found that a 28 year-old man from Arizona was near a recreational fire pit and poured gasoline on the small fire that was already burning in the pit. Fire traveled to the gas can and ignited the can and the man’s clothing. The man suffered significant burns to the majority of his body. A 21 year-old woman from Mexico, who was standing nearby, also received burns to one of her legs. Both the man and woman were transported to University Hospital-Columbia by the Audrain Ambulance District.
October 11, 2018
HOWARD COUNTY CRASH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON - TWO INJURED
A two vehicle accident in Howard County at 4:52pm Wednesday resulted in injuries. The patrol said a vehicle driven by 47 year old John J. Hunter of New Franklin struck the rear of another operated by 23 year old Brooke Durham of Boonville. Both vehicles traveled off the road and down a ravine before coming to rest on its wheels. Hunter had minor injuries and refused treatment on the scene. Durham sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a Columbia hospital.
RALLS COUNTY ACCIDENT SENDS HANNIBAL WOMAN TO HOSPITAL WITH MODERATE INJURIES
A one vehicle accident in Ralls County around 5:15 pm Tuesday evening resulted in an ambulance ride to a Hannibal hospital. The patrol said the accident occurred on Route HH, 3 miles southwest of Hannibal when 40 year old Angel M. Douse of Hannibal swerved to miss a deer and drove off the left side of the roadway and struck a ditch. The Ralls County Sheriff’s Department and the Hannibal Rural Fire department assisted at the scene.
EWING MAN ARRESTED FOR SENDING LEWD PHOTOS IN LEWIS COUNTY
On Sunday, October 7 Jesse L. Huckaby, age 42,of Ewing, Missouri was arrested by the Lewis County Sheriff's Office on two counts of attempted statutory rape in the second degree, both class E felonies, one count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. On October 6, the sheriff's office received information that an adult male was sending lewd photographs to two juvenile females. The sheriff's deputies then posed as the juvenile females via text messaging or social media. Huckaby then drove to a cemetery where he thought he was meeting the juvenile females for sexual relations. Lewis County deputies then took Mr. Huckaby into custody. Huckaby remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 cash only bond.
MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT NEWS
On Friday, October 5 at approximately 4:10pm, shortly after the Mexico High School homecoming parade, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 400 block of W Monroe in reference to a man urinating in public. It was reported that 47 year old Christopher Scott Bradley of Mexico was urinating on someone else’s property in a manner in which the person could see his penis. Bradley was arrested without incident and processed at MPSD. He was later taken to the Audrain County Jail for Sexual Misconduct, 1st degree.
On Friday, October 5 at approximately 9:08pm, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to Jubel Drive in reference to the staircase of an apartment building on fire. Responding personnel found that all the residents had safely evacuated the building and extinguished the fire. The stairs suffered minor fire damage and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. There were no injuries from the incident.
October 10, 2018
MAN INJURED IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY ACCIDENT
A man was injured in an accident that occurred at 8:50pm Tuesday in St. Charles County. 68 year old Larry Laughlin of O’Fallon was westbound on I-70 when his car traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a sign. He was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph East Hospital in St. Charles for treatment of moderate injuries.
FULTON MAN HURT IN ATV CRASH
A Fulton man was hurt in an ATV crash Tuesday afternoon in Callaway County. The patrol says that 27 year old Rollie Davis was riding his ATV on 1265 County Road 350 when it overturned onto him. He sustained moderate injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.
MEXICO PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT NEWS
On Sunday, October 7 heavy rains with occasional wind and lightning moved through the Mexico area. At approximately 10:35pm, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1300 block of Rosebud in reference to a tree that had fallen into the roadway. The Mexico Street Department was called to the scene and cleared the road. On Monday, October 8 at approximately 1:49am, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1200 block of W. Liberty in reference to a tree on fire. Responding personnel observed a tree burning, and determined that it had apparently been struck by lightning. The fire was extinguished with no further damage to any other property. There were no injuries from the incidents.
On Saturday, October 6 at approximately 2:30pm, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the area of W. Breckenridge and Grove Street in reference to a crash involving a motorcycle. Responding personnel found that a 2003 Kawasaki, being driven by 19 year old Logan Jaeger of Mexico was proceeding east in the eastbound lane of Breckenridge. A 2013 Jeep, being driven by 73 year old Ronald Biery of Mexico, pulled into the intersection into Jaeger’s path. Jaeger apparently attempted to avoid a collision and was unable to. Biery stated he did not see the motorcycle approaching when he entered the intersection. Jaeger was flown to University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Investigation into the crash is ongoing.
October 9, 2018
FLOODING CONTINUES TO AFFECT MOTORISTS PLANS
With the heavy rains from the weekend and additional rainfall occurring and in the forecast, flooding continues to impact area travel plans. The National Weather Service has flood watches and flood warnings issued and MoDOT is reporting several roads closed due to high water. For a listing of routes affected, visit the MoDOT traveler information page at www.modot.org and you will also find a complete and current list of watches and warnings issued by the National Weather Service by visiting the National Weather Service Hydrology Page.
SERIOUS INJURIES FOR TWO BOONE COUNTY DRIVERS
Two Columbia residents were seriously injured in an early morning collision in Boone County on Route WW, just west of Stone Mountain Parkway. The report said the wreck happened at 5:45 AM Monday when 24 year old Angela M. McHenry lost control of her eastbound auto as she went over a small hill crest, crossed the center line and struck a westbound vehicle in the left front. That vehicle was driven by 19 year old Logan M. Wood of Columbia. Both drivers were transported by Boone County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.
TASK FORCE 1 (MO-TF1) ACTIVATED BY FEMA - HEADED TO FLORDIA
A News Release from the Boone County Fire Protection District says Missouri’s Task Force 1 is headed to Florida as preparations for the arrival of Hurricane Michael which is expected to make landfall in the Florida panhandle Wednesday night. Task Force 1 was activated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and deployed this (Tues) morning in route to Elgin Air Force Base in Florida. The team is comprised of 16 swift water technicians, four boats, water rescue equipment and decontamination supplies.
October 8, 2018
EMERGENCY REPAIRS BEING MADE TO RAILROAD OVERPASS AT HIGH HILL
The Norfolk Southern Railroad will be making repairs to the High Hill overpass in Montgomery County that bridges Interstate 70 near mile marker 179 on Monday beginning at 8 a.m. During the repairs, which will take place under the bridge on the right side, eastbound I-70 will be one lane to safely allow the contractor to make repairs to the bridge overpass. In addition, there will be an 11 ft. width restriction in the work area. The railroad has indicated the repairs are temporary until a permanent fix can be completed. The overpass was damaged in an incident last Monday evening.
MEN HURT IN AUDRAIN COUNTY ACCIDENT
Two men were hurt in an accident that occurred at 1:35pm Saturday in Audrain County. The patrol says that 20 year old Garrett Terrell of Mexico slowed to make a left turn into a driveway when his motorcycle was struck on the right side by another motorcycle driven by 21 year old Jacob Davidson of Mexico causing both drivers to be ejected. Davidson was taken to SSM Hospital in Mexico for treatment of minor injuries while Terrell refused treatment for minor injuries.
DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SATURDAY AFTERNOON WRECK
A driver was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday afternoon wreck in St. Charles County. 27 year old Chace Thies of St. Peters was on Highway F when he failed to maintain the right half of the roadway as the right side tires ran off the north edge of the road, he overcorrected to the left and his truck returned to the roadway and began sliding off the south edge of the road and the front left side of his truck struck an embankment and overturned. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.
October 5, 2018
WOMAN INJURED IN GASCONADE COUNTY ACCIDENT
A woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 10:45pm Thursday in Gasconade County. The patrol says that 2 cars were stopped in the roadway blocking the northbound lane when a third car struck the other two causing one of them to strike a pedestrian. The pedestrian identified as 40 year old Shannon Buckner of Union, MO was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.
DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THURSDAY NIGHT WRECK
A Bowling Green driver was seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck Thursday night in Pike County. The wreck occurred when 22 year old Eric Hancock of Vandalia was driving his truck westbound on Business 54 approaching N. 15th Street just as a Ford Explorer driven by 36 year old Nadine Phillips was stopped on Business 54 waiting to turn left onto N. 15th Street and the front of his truck struck the rear of her Explorer causing it to travel off the left side of the roadway and strike a nearby building, continued through the building and struck a dumpster and the front of a fifth wheel trailer coming to rest under the front of the trailer. She was air lifted by Air Evac to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.
TWO HURT IN THURSDAY MORNING CRASH
Two women were hurt in a Thursday morning crash in St. Charles County. 28 year old Molly Gilman of O’Fallon was entering MO 364 from Bryan Road when her vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck another auto driven by Kathy Opperman of St. Charles which was on the ramp and after impact Opperman’s vehicle went off the right side of the roadway while Gilman’s vehicle crossed westbound MO 364 and struck the cable barrier. Both were taken to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.
October 4, 2018
DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN EARLY THURSDAY MORNING ACCIDENT
A driver was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 12:30am Thursday in Camden County. The patrol says that 20 year old Mitchell Miller of Osage Beach was on 6838 El Terra Road and driving too fast for conditions when his truck traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned, ejecting the driver. He was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.
MAN KILLED IN PIKE COUNTY WRECK
A Clarksville man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck Wednesday night in Pike County. 72 year old Jerry Woodward was on Missouri Route D when he suffered a medical condition, causing his truck to travel off the right side of the roadway, strike a fence and continued on and then hit a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
JEFF CITY MAN HURT IN CAR CRASH
A Jefferson City man was hurt in a car crash Wednesday morning in Cole County. 79 year old Thomas Shouse was on Deer Ridge Road when his car ran off the left side of the road, struck a light pole and then struck two residences before coming to a final stop. He sustained moderate injuries and was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment.
October 3, 2018
MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WARREN COUNTY ACCIDENT
A man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 3:45pm Tuesday in Warren County. The patrol says that 35 year old Joshua Davis of Bellflower was riding his motorcycle eastbound on I-70 when it began to wobble, he lost control and it traveled off the left side of the road. He was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis with serious injuries.
DRIVER INJURED IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON WRECK
A St. Clair driver was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon in Franklin County. 21 year old Nicholas Selz was on Highway N when his car ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. He sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment.
WOMAN HURT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY CRASH
A New Haven woman was hurt in a Tuesday evening crash in Franklin County. 68 year old Mary Dengler was on Highway E when her truck ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree, before catching on fire. She was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment of minor injuries.
HIGHWAY PATROL ISSUES REMINDER ABOUT DEER
Lieutenant Colonel Eric T. Olson, acting superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds drivers that deer are more active and create hazards for Missouri motorists this time of year. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that an attempt to avoid striking a deer could result in a more serious crash involving oncoming traffic. Try to remain calm. Panicking and overreacting usually lead to more serious traffic crashes. Last year, drivers in Missouri experienced 4,070 traffic crashes where deer-vehicle strikes occurred. One deer strike occurred every 2.2 hours in the state. In these crashes, there were seven fatalities and 400 people were injured. The majority of deer strike crashes occur in October and November each year, with the largest number taking place in November. Although deer strikes can occur at any time, most occur between the hours of 5 p.m. and 6:59 a.m.
Remember: Rural areas are not the only place where deer/vehicle strikes occur. When you see a deer, slow down and proceed with caution. Deer often travel in groups--stay on guard after a close call or when you see a single deer. Natural features also affect deer movement. In areas where there are streams or wooded corridors surrounded by farmland, look for more deer to cross roadways.
Deer behavior changes due to mating season, which may cause an increase in sightings and roadway crossings. Hunting and crop harvesting may result in these animals being in places they aren’t usually seen. Drivers are urged to remain alert.
October 2, 2018
DRIVERS HURT IN MONDAY AFTERNOON WRECK
Both drivers were hurt in a two-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon in St. Charles County. The patrol says that 64 year old Phyllis Hill of St. Peters was making a left turn from northbound Florence Drive onto westbound Missouri 94 when her car was struck by another car driven by 42 year old Tara Thomas of O’Fallon. Both were transported by ambulance to St. Joseph East Hospital in St. Charles for treatment of minor injuries.
MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
A Winfield man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday morning in Lincoln County. 66 year old Donnie Yates was riding his motorcycle on Highway Y when it traveled off the right side of the road and struck a driveway, ejecting him from the motorcycle. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries.
CORN GROWERS WELCOME NEWS OF NEW NAFTA
Missouri Corn Growers Association President Mark Scott of Wentzville released the following statement in the wake of Mondays published trilateral trade announcement with the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Formerly known as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and now renamed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the preliminary agreement would maintain valuable markets for corn growers. Mexico and Canada continue to be two tier customers when it comes to purchasing corn and corn by-products and it’s hoped their trade pact will bring some needed stability to the marketplace.
October 1, 2018
MOTORCYCLE CRASH SENDS TWO TO AREA HOSPITAL SUNDAY AFTERNOON
A motorcycle crash resulted in injuries for two area residents Sunday. The patrol said 41 year old Brandon D. Gibson of Columbia received moderate injuries when his motorcycle ran off the left side and overturned on US 63 South, just south of the MO 22 Junction in Boone County at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon. A passenger, 40 year old Tracy L. Bishop of Fulton received minor injuries. Both were transported to Boone Hospital in Columbia by ambulance.
ANOTHER SHOOTING IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA
This incident took place early Sunday morning around 3am in the College Avenue and Ash Street area. Columbia Police said officers found multiple shell casings on the scene. One man was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound that was not life threatening. Police said multiple calls were received of gunfire in that area and at last word no arrests have been made. Police also responded to a report of shots fired in the 900 block of East Business Loop 70 around 5am Sunday morning and found shell casings in the area. 25 year old Andrew L. Barnette-Kruger was arrested and taken to the Boone County jail on several charges including armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon while intoxicated, while in possession of a controlled substance, exhibiting a firearm, unlawful possession of a fire arm and distribution of a controlled substance.
LATE NIGHT ROBBERY IN BOONVILLE
KMIZ.com is reporting two men are facing robbery charges after an incident Friday night at the Dollar General Store on West Ashley Road in Boonville. Witnesses told Boonville Police officers that one black male entered the store, showed a handgun, demanded money and then left the store with an undetermined amount of money. A Cooper County deputy noticed a suspicious vehicle traveling south on Ashley Road. When he caught up to the vehicle, deputies later arrested 43-year-old Desimond L. Fields of South Carolina and 35-year-old Dwayne T. Rivers of North Carolina. Authorities say evidence connected the suspects to the robbery at the Dollar General Store and no one was injured in the robbery.